What’s a weekend without brunch? A very sad end to the week, that’s what.
1. The Tin Shed, Notting Hill
The Tin Shed are so good at brunch, they do it all day long. Serving an all day breakfast-meets-lunch from 8am – 3pm every weekday, and a special weekend brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays, this understated Notting Hill cafe has a simple bakery in the basement…and a great wine list too. Perhaps unsurprisingly, their gluten-goods totally steal the show; the Hot Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel is as fresh as fresh can be and you can’t go wrong with the Avocado and Poached Egg on Toast (it could teach Nigella a thing or two). But our favourite? It’s the type of thing your dad would order and you’d end up with massive food envy: Mushrooms on Toast…weekend = made.
33 All Saints Road, W11 1HE
2. The Good Egg, Stoke Newington
Like all the best kind of food, at The Good Egg it’s all about sharing. Call it ‘brezze’, call it brapas’, or just call it what it is: a darn good Middle Eastern-inspired brunch that will no doubt be the best thing you eat all weekend. Choose from smaller dishes for the table or large brunch plates, including their Shakshuka, a warming dish of baked eggs with tomato and peppers, preserved lemon, yoghurt & sumac and a challah roll, with rare-breed merguez sausage or halloumi. YUM. Their short list of cocktails have that savoury twist that is so necessary for the morning after – and if you’re really needing some help with your hangover, a shot of Wild Turkey bourbon and a chaser of dill pickle brine will definitely sort you out.
93 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0AS
3. Honest Burger, multiple locations
WHO KNEW Honest Burgers did brunch? We certainly didn’t (and we like to think we know everyyything). Staying true to form, brunch at Honest is a fairly fuss-free affair. Choose from 8 different options: the majority being either ‘on toast’ or ‘in a bun’. Their famous bacon ketchup makes a very welcome comeback and just like their burgers, all meat is sourced from quality butchers, The Ginger Pig. If you’re feeling man enough, definitely go for the Honest Brunch: with smoked bacon, Cumberland sausage, black pudding, fried egg, garlic mushrooms, bubble & squeak (retro!), chipotle beans and sourdough bread, it will certainly keep you satisfied til supper. And at £8.50, it’s a steal.
Only served at Liverpool Street on weekdays, Clapham and Tooting from 9.30-11.30 on weekends.